National Universities USA – 2016 – Northeastern University – Rank 48/100
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Northeastern University is a private institution that was founded in 1898. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,510, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 73 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Northeastern University’s ranking in the 2016 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 47. Its tuition and fees are $45,530 (2015-16).
At Northeastern University, students gain substantial work experience before receiving their diplomas. About 90 percent of Northeastern undergraduates complete at least one professional co-op during their college career, working for one of more than 2,000 employers around the world, such as GEICO and MTV. Students can choose to complete their degree in four years, with the potential for two co-ops, or five years, building in time for three co-ops. Outside of the classroom and workplace, there are more than 300 clubs and organizations for students, including about 25 fraternities and sororities. The Northeastern Huskies compete in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Conference. More than 3,000 students compete at the club and intramural sport level. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus. Northeastern’s campus is spread out across 73 acres in the venerable college town of Boston. Northeastern has its own stop on Boston’s subway system, commonly called the T. The city, home to myriad colleges, is steeped in American history and full of activities for students.
The university receives hefty research grants each year from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, as well as the Departments of Homeland Security, Energy and Defense. Undergraduates and graduates alike can get involved in research, and many present projects in the annual Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo. Notable alumni include talk show host Wendy Williams and astronaut Albert Sacco. Napster founder Shawn Fanning attended but did not graduate from Northeastern.
Northeastern University’s educational model is like no other. Integrating rigorous classroom learning with real-world experiences, Northeastern students study, work, research, and serve on seven continents.
Northeastern students learn how to apply their knowledge, to solve problems, and to make a difference in the world before they graduate.
Northeastern’s signature experiential program, cooperative education (coop) enables students, starting as early as their second year, to integrate periods of classroom study with up to three six-month periods of full-time employment. Our established partners include Fortune 500 companies, global NGOs, healthcare organizations, government agencies, startups, research institutions, and more. Or, students can create their own.
The integration of study and experience maximizes the potential of Northeastern students, empowering them to discover their professional passion by putting their aspirations into action while they are still in school. They leave Northeastern more confident and more sophisticated about the world, better prepared for leadership and more astute in navigating their career paths.
The same spirit of real-world engagement drives a use-inspired research enterprise that is strategically aligned with three global imperatives: health, security, and sustainability. The university’s advances in affective science, cybersecurity, drug discovery and delivery, energy, healthcare management and policy, health informatics, nanotechnology, network science, and urban sustainability are characterized by global collaborations with industry, government, and other academic institutions. Northeastern, which is home to more than 30 federally funded research centers, has seen external funding for research more than double since 2006.
Our comprehensive range of undergraduate programs includes more than 150 majors as well as interdisciplinary combined majors that connect you to emerging new fields, as well as a 3+3 combined bachelors and juris doctor degree program and 24 PlusOne programs that enable you to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in just five years.